This is David & Susan Sifford's journal of what we pray is our sojourn of life (Hebrews 11:8-10) along the narrow way (Matt 7:14), even the old paths (Jeremiah 6:16), submitting to the Bible as a light unto both (Psalms 119:105). It is our prayer that these documented moments in our earthly time benefit whom God might choose to edify, but ultimately that God glorifies Himself through them.

A House – Update XXX – External Siding – Update II

With the upper north siding of the house complete, in between other house projects, like the ceiling and wood-burning stove, I started working on the upper east side siding. Once again, I’m using cedar fence slats, which are relatively inexpensive, and ideally hearty, not requiring paint (although we’re putting wood protector on), fastening them with tan 2 1/2 inch deck screws.

Sue helped me put up the tar paper:

House Upper East Siding Tar Paper

And here are some of the window frames in place:

Upper East Window Frames

Our cat, William, scales the ladder at will, and often joins me on the porch roof:

William Our Cat on the Porch Roof

Here’s the siding about half way up:

Upper East Siding Half Way Done

And almost done:

Upper East Siding Mostly Done

And then complete!

Upper East Siding Complete

With the full view here, and the last of the caulking still fresh:

Full View of House Upper East Siding

We thank the Lord once again for providing the resources to keep working on the house! Upper south side is next, which if God wills, I hope to have done before spring rains.

— David

2 Comments

  1. Ellen

    Beautiful!

  2. David and Susan Sifford

    Well thank you, Ellen!

    We're thankful to the Lord for the provisions, and I'm just glad it seems to actually be working. Often I have an idea but don't know if it'll work, or sometimes it's based on just enough knowledge to make a bad idea seem like a good one at the time. 🙂 But, we also ask God for help and direction.

    Thanks for saying hello!

    — David

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